Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Cheesecake & a Giveaway!

On Saturday it was the 2 year anniversary of this little blog so I am doing a giveaway cause I am so excited!  I have a sweet, creamy pumpkin cheesecake recipe I am going to share with you today but before I do that there is the details of the giveaway to get to...

I am giving away this cookbook because, one, cupcakes are what made me start this blog in the first place and second, it has some delicious recipes. If you want more cupcake recipes then this is the book for you. There are so many great ideas and tips!

Along with the cookbook you will get some Wilton frosting tips, cupcake papers, and sprinkles to get you on your way to some cute and delicious cupcakes! You will also get 10 of my favorite recipes printed on recipe cards for you to add to your collection!



To enter all you need to do is...
Leave a comment telling me what your FAVORITE cupcake is...

The giveaway will close on Wednesday at 5pm MST so I can announce the winner before all of our Thanksgiving festivities begin! Now to the recipe...


Pumpkin Chessecake
Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com

2 cups Graham Crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
6 Tablespoons Butter, melted
3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 - 8oz Cream Cheese, Room Temp
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
3 Eggs
2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 3 Tablespoons sugar. Press into the bottom and up the sides sides of a springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Take the pan out and leave the oven door open to let it cool down a little.

2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

3. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the in eggs one at a time, mixing fully after each addition. Fold in the sour cream. The take out 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust and set it aside.

4. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the rest batter and stir it gently until blended. Spread it over the batter in the crust. Bake for 50-55 minutes in a water bath, until the center set. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

FriDays Made Sweet! Week 4

The recipes linked up last week look so good. I am excitied to have more things to add to my 'to make' list!

Cake Batter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Lasagna Cupcakes

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I am looking forward to what you've been sharing this week! Just some reminders...

*Link to your recipe not your blogs main page
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

I found this dessert that is perfect for the Thanksgiving season. It has a moist spice cake, a light and creamy pumpkin mousse, sweet caramel, and a little crunch from the Skor bar. Its delicious and would be a perfect addition to your thanksgiving table!


Pumpkin Mousse Trifle
Recipe Source: Stephrything.blogspot.com

1 box Spice Cake mix, made, cooled, and cut into 1 inch pieces
Pumpkin Mousse, recipe follows
1 jar Caramel Topping
1 - 8oz Cool Whip
5 Skor Bars, chopped

Pumpkin Mousse Recipe
1 - 1.5oz box Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 - 15oz can Pumpkin Puree
2/3 cups Granulated Sugar
1 - 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 extra cup Cool Whip

Mix all ingredients except the Cool Whip, then gently fold in Cool Whip.

Assembly...
In a trifle bowl, layer cut up pieces of the spice cake, pumpkin mousse, cool whip, caramel, and pieces of Skor bar. Repeat the layers until you get to the top of the bowl. Keep refrigerated.
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Friday, November 9, 2012

FriDays Made Sweet! Week 3

There were 2 desserts posted last week on FriDays Made Sweet!
and they both looked so delicious!
 

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Better Than Pumpkin Pie Cake

Today I'm posting over at Sawdust and Embryos. This has what pumpkin pie has been missing... cake. Go get the recipe cause you need this at your thanksgiving table!


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Monday, November 5, 2012

Monster Cookie Bars

Its November and I have a few pumpkin recipes to share but I was in the mood for cookies and these are easy so I had to share. 

  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Instructions:
  1. In a zip top bag, crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin.
  2. Once crushed, add the 4 tbsp. butter to the bag.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat up for about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave, let out the air and make sure the bag is sealed (maybe let it cool for a second or two!), and “mush” the butter and graham crackers together until fully incorporated.
  5. Press the graham cracker crumbs into a well-greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish.
  6. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker layer.
  7. Sprinkle the oats, M&Ms, and chocolate chips evenly over the sweetened condensed milk and gently press in a little.
  8. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the edges.
  9. Let cool and serve.
- See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/monster-magic-cookie-bars/#sthash.0n3ZrBUz.dpuf
  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Instructions:
  1. In a zip top bag, crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin.
  2. Once crushed, add the 4 tbsp. butter to the bag.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat up for about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave, let out the air and make sure the bag is sealed (maybe let it cool for a second or two!), and “mush” the butter and graham crackers together until fully incorporated.
  5. Press the graham cracker crumbs into a well-greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish.
  6. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker layer.
  7. Sprinkle the oats, M&Ms, and chocolate chips evenly over the sweetened condensed milk and gently press in a little.
  8. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the edges.
  9. Let cool and serve.
- See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/monster-magic-cookie-bars/#sthash.0n3ZrBUz.dpuf
  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Instructions:
  1. In a zip top bag, crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin.
  2. Once crushed, add the 4 tbsp. butter to the bag.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat up for about 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave, let out the air and make sure the bag is sealed (maybe let it cool for a second or two!), and “mush” the butter and graham crackers together until fully incorporated.
  5. Press the graham cracker crumbs into a well-greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish.
  6. Evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker layer.
  7. Sprinkle the oats, M&Ms, and chocolate chips evenly over the sweetened condensed milk and gently press in a little.
  8. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until browned and pulling away from the edges.
  9. Let cool and serve.
- See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/monster-magic-cookie-bars/#sthash.0n3ZrBUz.dpuf

Monster Cookie Bars
Recipe Source: SomethingSwanky.com

10 Graham Crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cups Quick Oats
1 cup M&Ms
1 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 cake pan and line with parchment paper.

2. Place crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a bowl and mix until well combined. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.

3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle the oats, m&ms, and chocolate chips evenly over the condensed milk and gently press.

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges pull away from the sides of the pan. Let cool and serve.

I shared this recipe at
Too Cute Tuesday
Totally Tasty Tuesday

  • 9 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • approximately 3/4 c. oats
  • approximately 3/4 c. M&Ms
  • approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
  • - See more at: http://www.somethingswanky.com/monster-magic-cookie-bars/#sthash.0n3ZrBUz.dpuf
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    Friday, November 2, 2012

    FriDays Made Sweet! Week 2

    Thanks to everyone who linked up! Everything looked delicious!
    These are some that I will definitely be making this week!


     Cookies and Fruit Pudding Salad
    Mandy's Recipe Box!

    Toffee and Brown Sugar Rice Krispie Treats
    A Well Seasoned Life


     
    Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

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    FriDays Made Sweet

    Thanks to everyone that linked up last week and I am looking forward to what everyone is sharing this week! 

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    *Link back to FriDays Made Sweet!




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